Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Fall 2009)


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About the Author(s)

Robert Hauptman is professor emeritus of St. Cloud State University and editor of the Journal of Information Ethics.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Robert Hauptman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 120
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 1110010000182
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editorial: Surveillance: Ubiquitous and Oppressive

Robert Hauptman      3



Writing for Eternity

Joseph S. Fulda      5


Execute the Mother Who Killed Her Children?

Russell Eisenman      8

Current Issues

Is It Really Hip to Be Hype-Happy?

Bob Dorsett      11


The Ethics of Piracy in the Music Industry

S. R. Ponelis and J. J. Britz      14

Information Inflation

Jasper Doomen      27

Ethics in the IT Classroom: Why and How?

David Larson and Keith W. Miller      38

The Digital Divide in Asia

Tanveer Zia, Yeslam Al-Saggaf, Md Zahidul Islam, Lihong Zheng, and John Weckert      50

Censored by the Publicly Funded Academy of American Poets

G. Tod Slone      77

Reviews      86

Web Briefs      114

Article Alerts      117

Book Reviews & Awards

“the only periodical exclusively devoted to all of the issues…. Diverse topics”—Choice; “noteworthy for the currency of its subject…intellectually stimulating…a fine blend of the practical and theoretical…a valuable source”—Library Journal; “points to the need for thoughtful exploration of the place of information (and of librarians) in the good (‘ethical’) life, both at the individual and the social levels”—C&RL News; “interesting and informative”—SRRT Newsletter; “interesting mix of contributors…lengthy book reviews”—American Librarians; “welcome…interesting and thought-provoking…highly recommend it for all libraries”—ALR; “readable…important”—People’s Culture; “courageous”—Sipapu; “some of the sharpest and most stimulating essays on the subject…responds to a very real need in the field. …excellent coverage of this difficult and increasingly complicated subject…a valuable and practical tool”—InfoManage; “thought-provoking columns and articles in a readable style…useful to anyone concerned with information in society. …recommended”—Special Libraries; “strongly recommended”—Journal of Academic Librarianship; “carefully edited…provide[s] readers with full discussions on [the] issues”—Library and Information Science Annual; “well-written pieces by librarians and other scholars. This thought-provoking journal should be required reading for students in library and information science programs and by practitioners and policymakers”—Magazines for Libraries.